Jul 5 2014

Oakland Half Marathon Request to Divert Traffic onto Moraga, Highland and Oakland Avenues

– Event will temporarily close southbound Grand Avenue in Oakland and Piedmont. –

At its meeting on Monday, July 7th, 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, the City Council will consider a request for street use by an Oakland organization, called “The Town’s Half Marathon”. While the majority of the race will occur on streets in the City of Oakland, the organizers have requested that the City authorize them to run a portion of a half marathon on Grand Avenue from Rose Avenue to Wildwood Avenue on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

There would be no access from the west side of Piedmont to Grand Avenue via Rose, Greenbank, Cambridge Way, Howard, and Sunnyside Avenues during the race. From the east side of Grand Avenue, Moraga, Ronada, Arroya, Cambridge Way, Holly Place, and Fairview Avenues would only be able to access northbound Grand Avenue during the race.

Participants will pay $89 plus $5.89 to register. Full details on the race course can be found on the event’s web site at   http://runoak.com/the-event/

“To safely accommodate the runners, the organizers have additionally requested that southbound traffic on Grand Ave (headed toward Lake Merritt) be detoured off Grand Avenue at Moraga Ave., follow Moraga to Highland Avenue and turn right, follow Highland to Oakland Avenue and turn right, follow Oakland to Grand Avenue and turn left, resuming its original route. Northbound traffic on Grand Avenue (toward Piedmont Avenue and Broadway) will not be affected.”

“In addition, the organizers have requested that a “No Parking” zone be enforced on the west side of Grand Avenue for the length of the race in Piedmont.”

Click to read the City Council public notice.

The July 7th Council meeting is open to the public and will also be broadcast.

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